The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 69 54 42
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 18 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.00% 2.67% 3.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 2.79% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 15
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £21,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £33,750 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Software Developer
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
772 646 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.74% 95.70% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 621 550 420
Average salary £37,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,025 £24,450 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Cardiff region.

Software Developer Salary Trend in Cardiff

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) C++
3 12 (57.14%) C#
4 11 (52.38%) Java
4 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
5 10 (47.62%) Scrum
6 8 (38.10%) TDD
7 7 (33.33%) Ruby
7 7 (33.33%) PHP
7 7 (33.33%) OOP
7 7 (33.33%) Big Data
8 6 (28.57%) BDD
8 6 (28.57%) Python
8 6 (28.57%) SQL
8 6 (28.57%) .NET
8 6 (28.57%) TOWER Software
9 5 (23.81%) HTML
9 5 (23.81%) Node.js
10 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
10 4 (19.05%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
10 4 (19.05%) CSS
10 4 (19.05%) Web Services
11 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
11 3 (14.29%) OO
11 3 (14.29%) Advertising
11 3 (14.29%) JSON
11 3 (14.29%) REST
11 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
12 2 (9.52%) HTML5

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) Node.js
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Big Data
2 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.76%) DB2
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (14.29%) Advertising
2 2 (9.52%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) CSS
3 4 (19.05%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 3 (14.29%) JSON
4 3 (14.29%) REST
5 2 (9.52%) WCF
5 2 (9.52%) XML
5 2 (9.52%) XHTML
5 2 (9.52%) Middleware
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.52%) HTML5
5 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
6 1 (4.76%) SOAP
6 1 (4.76%) WinForms
6 1 (4.76%) Spring
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.76%) W3C
2 1 (4.76%) IPTV
2 1 (4.76%) Video on Demand
2 1 (4.76%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Scrum
3 8 (38.10%) TDD
4 7 (33.33%) OOP
5 6 (28.57%) BDD
6 3 (14.29%) OO
7 2 (9.52%) OOD
7 2 (9.52%) MVC
7 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.76%) Data Mapping
8 1 (4.76%) UX Design
8 1 (4.76%) Product Management
8 1 (4.76%) Open Source
8 1 (4.76%) MVVM
8 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
8 1 (4.76%) UML
8 1 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (4.76%) Logistics
8 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) C++
2 12 (57.14%) C#
3 11 (52.38%) Java
3 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
4 7 (33.33%) PHP
4 7 (33.33%) Ruby
5 6 (28.57%) Python
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
6 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) TOWER Software
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft